Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Marlow pennies today, freshly Mac methoded

    Socks: Pentharella
    Pants: PRL
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    no difference between polo vs ralph lauren however the stamp is a good indicator when your shoes were made. Ralph Lauren branded shoes are made within 3 years, Polo before that. I happen to be wearing my Polo Marlow wingtips today:

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    ^ those need some mac love
     
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    takes too much time and this isnt Alden shell we are talking about. C&J scuffs after making contact with just about anything. its far too labor intensive for these pussy hands
     
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    Can you detail this method? I struggle to get much of a shine at all from brushing. If I do it doesn't last more than one wearing before they develop a very matte finish.
     
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    both look nice, guys.

    NAMOR, deets on the chinos?
     
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    For me it's Mac Method with the substitution of Saphir Cordovan Creme in neutral instead of Reno. The neatsfoot oil in the cordovan creme seems to have a longer lasting effect of moisturizing and has some wax in it to help cheat on the shine. I generally wipe down with a damp cloth and brush and add the cordovan creme a couple of times a year.
     
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    NAMOR, I had to really look at your brogans more closely since I couldn't discern anything other than a very nice pair of wingtips. Your straight leg chinos with the blue socks makes for a great combo, consider it stolen.
     
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    In deference to NAMORS delicate condition I find that the key ingredient for getting a good shine on my Marlows is elbow grease and time. There are a lot of resources for shining shell cordovan on the web, Uncle Macs being the best. He says the idea is to never use polish on shell at all. Here's what I do to kill time. Go to the linen closet and get one of your wife's, mothers, or girlfriends best wash cloths, all cotton, no polyester. Wet the cloth, I like to use warm water, then ring it out leaving it just a little damp. Take the laces out of your shoes, of course, and then wipe them down thouroghly, just like you do the quarter panels on your Porsche. I let mine sit for a few minutes, just about the amount of time it takes to get a beverage or libation, some people prefer a single-malt scotch. Get a good sized horse hair brush with stiff bristles and just go crazy. Buff with a soft cloth. Follow these steps and when they pick you up for drunk driving your shoes will look beautiful.
     
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    thanks guys. unlike the polo marlows, most of my shoes are kept in tip-top condition and are brushed before every wear. yes my marlows are scratched and scuffed, and dry as hell but I like how they can look after just a single wear. imagine just how disgusting they would look after a handful of wears without any care. i reckon some would even confuse me for a homeless. thats why youll never see me drinking coffee while wearing C&J for RL/Polo shell cordovan wingtips
     
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    thank you sir, thank you. those are Banana Republic socks

    instiches - the chinos are gilded age. we same size too :smarmy:
     
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    gimee now !
     
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    I got a pair of those gilded age chinos for uber cheap during a Mr Porter sale.
    Something about whatever was done to distress them seemed to have also eaten away at the thread.
    The crotch seam blew out the second time I put them on. The thread was incredibly weak. I managed to beg my wife to fix it.
    They're not tight at all.
     
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    holy smokes z, we might be related. i too bought my pair from Mr.P for cheap, I too blew out the crotch but i was a tubby at the time, and I too begged a female - only this time I had to ask the lady and her two other friends not to point and laugh. it already difficult talking to people at bars without them focusing on your insecurities.

    i would also like them more with a higher rise. other than that a great pant for the money.

    stich, look at all the fun yourre missing out on
     
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